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Start the scheduled scan only when computer is on but not in use

This policy setting allows you to configure scheduled scans to start only when your computer is on but not in use. If you enable or do not configure this setting scheduled scans will only run when the computer is on but not in use. If you disable this setting scheduled scans will run at the scheduled time.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows Defender -> Scan # ScanOnlyIfIdle

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Windows Defender -> Scan

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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